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heavy artillery attacks killed at least three in the outskirts of dawn yet skin east ukraine with residential areas pounded by shells as the army tries to retake the city from local militia. fast food leaving a sour taste for russian regulators who are suing mcdonald's over quality which could see some drinks shaken off the menu. and washington is sending over one hundred additional military advisors to iraq to help kurdish troops battle islamic jihadists but there's concern that the u.s. is getting too deeply involved in the conflict.
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you're watching r t international we're coming to you live from moscow it's now eight am here in the russian capital it's good to have you with us at least three people have been killed in fresh ukrainian army attacks on the outskirts of don yet square troops a closing in and vowing a major offensive locals are being told to get out of the city the area came under heavy fire on tuesday night and is the current front line in the conflict a market and several apartment blocks were pounded by shells in the main square residents helped firefighters put out the flames as those the nineteen year old man and an elderly woman were among the victims many have now been left homeless as a result of the bombardment tens of thousands of people across eastern ukraine have been forced to flee the violence in recent months most of them to russia maria phenomena follow some of the refugees as they left their homes in the city of new guns. valentina is alone in her dark apartment in the gonski packing
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they has been no electricity in most of the city for almost two weeks now and the shelling continues. but india has already sent her daughter and her granddaughter to family friends in a russia they didn't see each other for a month we'll meet her when she's getting ready to follow them we will company her all the way to the border. in good books i've got my new life just stopped for us we wake up stand in the bread line for two hours then get a water and have a kook a meal to eat and the same thing happens every day at this time was said in line we can only sing to the knees on the radio are very in tune as husband was due to come back from a trip to their country house this morning but he's still not back the phones are down and she has no way of knowing what's delayed him. but with daily bombings she
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can't help but be worried when my the says any of the there is no connection so i don't even know what happened to him maybe he went to visit his brother. on internet puts him or her girls winter clothes and finishes packing she leaves her home with six bags and a very heavy heart. zenaida from the guns krege and has cancer her home was shelled twice but she tries to remain bargain but even her optimist's room was not enough to do with what she saw that day that convinced her she can stay in the guns. i was at a bus stop and then i decided to leave for some reason a soon as i left the bus stop a shell exploded right behind me five people died one man had his head blown off and a woman lost her leg took me three days to get over it she says making the decision to leave was not an easy one but it was
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a very quick one. it's not about the fear of death but more of our great panic why is always going on but why is this for their peaceful people here zenaida leaves and just like many others hopes to come back but she fears that you would never be able to do so. well we talked as he needed vetting tina reunites with her husband and great public transportation is sporadic at best and he missed his bus with no way to call home. it's less than sixty kilometers from lugansk to the border but these journey might seem endless today's forced to flee. already in russia it's a mixture of pain and despair and who has these people telling of their lives so now you know valentino and her husband will spend some time in this refugee camp at the russian ukrainian border until they manage to get to their
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final destinations joining thousands of others who fled eastern ukraine living their lives and homes behind them they do not know what tomorrow holds in store but at least they say they wore his now behind them review no show our t. in ukraine and russia. here very sending mixed messages about the whereabouts of missing a russian journalist andre stand in as international pressure grows for his release officials originally denied detaining the photographer but here's what an advisor to kids interior minister told a love in a radio station on tuesday. the problem. is how come you're. still with them russian men who will be the baath party and i'm going to show how did that andre is being held because he is suspected of aiding terrorists but when his employer the ria novosti news agency asked for a comment the ukrainian official made quite a u.
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turn. issued that poor footballer of forty four securing the horse is a part of one of the rest of the boat where the thirty three year old journalist has been missing for more than a week and rights groups are lining up in support of the committee to protect journalists care was holding him reporter should be released immediately amnesty international is also voicing concern stressing that reporters shouldn't be restricted in their work and here is the statement from the reporters committee it says the journalist must be free and mustn't be punished for doing their job. well we'll keep you posted on what's happening with andre standing over at our t.v. dog home we've got a collection of some of the photojournalist most acclaimed work of documenting events in kiev and eastern ukraine. ok has paving the way to turn off the taps and hold russian gas getting into europe
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ukraine's parliament has preliminary approved a package of sanctions against moscow which includes banning russian fuel supplies through its territory the measures were agreed by the majority of the lawmakers at the first reading and will be reviewed again on thursday the ban on moscow energy supplies is the most controversial of them and it's sending shivers to kids partners in europe who largely rely on russian gas through ukraine if they have stop supplies industries and consumers in europe will bear the brunt slovakian bulgaria which are almost entirely powered by russian fuel will be worst hit and the many others relying on its gas as a main source could face a cold winter after ukraine itself is not getting russian fuel anymore after moscow shuts off supplies over they hear huge debt that kiev was hoping for a fuel buy back from europe that idea isn't gaining traction is the head of australia's biggest oil and gas. when it comes to reverse gas supplies for ukraine
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we have to fulfill our obligations that we've had for forty five years to our partners even if we had a chance to make short term margin supplies through our other costumers we wouldn't do it our priorities are those of our partners who have trusted us for all these years. now mcdonald's is proving hard to swallow for russia's consumer watchdog and is taking bugaboo him off to court we are for live in a few minutes to find out what's proving a sign on the appetizing to russian regulators. the united states is sending one hundred thirty additional advisors to iraq's kurdistan to help troops there counter the islamic states insurgency president obama insists they will not be involved in combat operations that washington announced it will directly on the cards with light weaponry and i mean nations can explains why the u.s. is so keen on protecting the minority. the militants of these lawmakers state have
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been seizing control of vast swathes of iraq for months now but when they approached its kurdish region the u.s. took action this is a humanitarian issue of great consequence for all or the militants threat not just the people of the kurdish region but also its oil production since the u.s. invasion in two thousand and three iraq's kurdistan has seen a boom in energy production u.s. energy giants exxon mobil and chevron are among the many oil and gas firms large and small now drilling there seems that. the engagement of turkey in iraq this month the same ayatollah miss region has
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shown to be friendly with us into u.s. business but the oil rich kurdistan has long sought to break away from iraq it has now moved to sell crude independently from bogged down arguing that the central government doesn't give the region its fair share of oil revenue and leave the onslaught of the islamic state in the political turmoil in baghdad many kurds see an opportunity to finally carve out a homeland by exclusively supporting the kurdish region washington may fuel their cause but the kurdish region is functional the way we would like to see it and it is tolerant of other sects another religion in a way that you would like to see elsewhere so we do think that it's important to make sure that that space is protected the obama administration likes the way kurdistan functions but doesn't like the way iraq as a whole functions the obama administration denies that it gave up on the central government in baghdad moving to directly protect u.s. interests with humanitarian situation so dire and the threat posed by the islamic
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state so imminent america's increased involvement may not have much opposition now even if the eventual outcome will be the breakup of iraq in washington i'm going to check on our team. of former u.s. congressman and presidential candidate ron paul spoke exclusively to our take on the prospects of americans latest moves in iraq he told us the united states should check the history books for what today. the kurds have always had this reputation of being great fighters and that there are very good day out there today and i'm surprised that they haven't retaliate a little bit better but one of the reasons why they haven't done very well is that i says ended up getting a lot of weapons from us and if they captured weapons they've got a modest syria and i'm sure there are some they came from libya so they're well armed so we haven't done the kurds any favor whatsoever so i think the sooner we get there early the better i think the policy that we should follow is one designed
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to allow the iraqis to solve all their problems and stay out of this let them deal with it because we've tried for a long time we've lost a lot of lives spent a lot of money and we allowed a mess to develop and there's nothing about amassing chaos there and in a way we're partially responsible for that. britain is also stepping up its involvement in iraq by sending reconnaissance jets to secure a drop so the thousands of refugees who are fleeing the jihadists some minister is calling for a greater role to be played but there's a wide degree of public record since about why the military intervention here's why on top of the thousands of lives lost the previous iraq campaign cost british taxpayers of a nine billion pounds that's three times more than was predicted and out of that huge cost just five percent of the money was spent on providing humanitarian aid back in two thousand and nine then prime minister gordon brown was
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a nine million pound inquiry ostensibly to learn lessons from the iraq war middle east experts and human rights activists. but he's britain is again being led by the niners by its transatlantic ally. the british are basically helping out they are contributing in the efforts made by the usa so it is the u.s. which is basically running the show it is the one calling that show calling the shots and i do believe that the french and the british are only there to show their support and to show that they are involved and taking part in the west first this is being used as basically an instrument to regain and to restore american influence and actually to what may just say if not the final say in the formation of a new iraqi government which should be formed in
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a way to make sure that this time around the americans will not lose their influence and actually be teaching any prime minister a future prime minister a lesson that any attempts to actually stray away from american influence the prime minister would have his job on the line old would be basically replaced. now a record number of illegal african migrants a heading to europe they see more on the e.u. struggle to hold back the tide in just a moment including the latest mass border storming incident all sides. were angry crowds refused to be quelled over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager with live in a few minutes look at how offices hunting the situation.
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right from the street. first street. and i think pictures. on our reporters twitter. and instagram. could be in the. on. that nixon decided to close the gold window and turn the monetary system into a painting on a dollar bill in exchange for this deal with the fee the u.s. economy would never we were told we could lead to balance currency without cost. i've got news for you the portrait of uncle sam has been hit in the basement of fort knox behind the barbarous relic called gold and that portrait of my dear
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people shows a tired and ugly old dude from monetary to power tree. empires of dead and banking immorality. now russia is taking mcdonald's to court today. johns is accused of violating the country's nutrition and safety codes in some of its products which could see some of the chains most popular burgers and shakes disappear from russian menus now aussies are in english can tell us more she joins us live a really good to see why that is the consumer watchdog lost its appetite for mcdonald's well they have carried out inspections of several mcdonald's restaurants earlier this year and they have said that some of the most favorite and popular burger such as fish or chicken burger actually did not measure up to. believed to be the nutritional nutritionally valuable meal now they are saying that
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some of the violations that they have been covered as a result of the investigation actually puts the entire fate off the food chain in jeopardy. and they are looking into other violations as well saying that when it comes to some of the cemetery practices in those in the fast food chain that also leaves much to be desired now mcdonald's is saying that they have not heard anything about the lawsuit or any of the issues that they consider a watch dog may have had with them. has been in russia since one thousand nine hundred ninety eight operates out some four hundred restaurants in the country and russia is one of its top seven markets after u.s. and canada so it's bound to be quite an interesting development here and possibly inflicting quite a heavy blow to mcdonald's arena thank you very much our europe plans to lobby latin america to not boost its food exports to russia calling
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on the countries that to refrain from cashing in on the situation russia introduced a food embargo on a range of european products last week in response to e.u. sanctions looks at how the trade war pendulum has been swinging. for the past few months we've definitely been witnessing a rising tensions between russia and the west but what's happening now is already being described by many as a full blown trade war first in late july the e.u. slapped russia i would say start getting a whole sectors of its economy for major banks were hit and one airline was completely grounded but then russia announced counter measures banning the import of billions of euros worth of fruit vegetables meat dairy and other products european producers are the worst hit and brussels has to compensate the losses the problem is the size of its emergency fund is around four hundred million euros while the estimated damage may reach five billion. plus we know
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we are going to lose one point three million euros but we're relatively small business imagine the other big firms such as like to lease which send several trucks a week is going to flock to seoul for us it will take two or three months to go look to our remaining crop and we don't know what will happen if no one buys it. now we're in a bad economic situation more than two hundred families have been destroyed we will have damage in excess of eight hundred fifty thousand euros of nothing is changed we are in a desperate situation. and next to russia starts negotiations with latin america specifically ecuador brazil chile and argentina to meet the new eight percent shortfall in imports according to the financial times the e.u. me start trying to talk some of these states out of upping trade with russia perhaps promising to open its market to their products but here is the ecuadorian
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embassador to russia's thought on this i think the current situation creates great opportunities for ecuador but it would have been unwise to pass up such a chance to diversify and expand our trading capabilities especially having received an offer to become a privileged partner with russia. some business analysts in the west have now started wondering how wise was it to start playing this game of tit for tat sanctions the sanctions that will they really work and we don't think they will and we've all been working in the russian market probably now for the last twenty years and times have always been difficult to do russian business in russia but i don't think the sanctions will really help and we just wanted to sort of voice that could well be job losses coming along only small and we heard that j.c. big bamford reported that he potentially could lose. orders as a result of the sanctions and as a result of that would lose jobs over here watching this economic battle swing back
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and forth like a pendulum one is reminded of newton's famous law every action has an equal and opposite reaction which a school be the last to retaliate is very hard to predict right now. now hundreds of migrants have tried to breach a heavily fortified spanish enclave in north africa dozens managed to break through into malaysia which borders morocco on the mediterranean coast using makeshift ladders mobs storm the barrier wall and waves most were repelled but those who got in will now be assessed for asylum or deportation the surge is the largest in months is frequently targeted by people fleeing sub-saharan africa trying to make it into europe. now spain is not the only country where african migrants are trying to make their way into europe to seek jobs in shelter this week violent clashes broke out in france as there are trends in sudanese citizens tried getting to britain through the northern ports of color african migrants also risked their
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lives crossing the mediterranean to reach italy's southern coast an island is now boats carrying refugees are often overcrowded many capsize drowning those on board the un's refugee agency already says the influx into europe through the mediterranean is already sixty percent higher than last year in italy alone records are being broken the previous high was in two thousand and eleven when around ninety two thousand africans tried getting into the country now it's that the number will exceed one hundred thousand sometime later this month. and subject is a sore point for most europeans british think tank says migrants contribute more to the economy than they take but add to that mass immigration strange the country's infrastructure we've got an investigation on that on our website. the city of ferguson in missouri has enjoyed a third night of riots after a black teenager was shot dead by a policeman it's seen offices resort to rubber bullets and tear gas as well as
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issue a warning of further force if crowds do not disperse and as to see it is their ferrazzi . we're currently in ferguson in the suburbs of st louis missouri where tensions have been flying high ever since saturday when eighteen year old michael brown who was on armed was killed by multiple shots from a police officer who has so far been unidentified we do know that accounts of what exactly took place different police say that the young man had had an altercation with the police officer by getting into his car and trying to take his gun police say that he was reportedly with another young man and they had been in this fight with the police officer that led to at least one gone shot being fired inside the police car and then according to the police several gunshots were fired at the young man which led to his death look we just fired tear gas.
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ok so tear gas is being fired at the protesters even though there's only really a couple of dozen people here at least police have been issuing warnings warnings for at least two hours now that this would happen if protesters didn't disperse most of the people here that we've spoken to are locals living on this particular street in this community and they're not bothering anybody and they are showing the police you cannot make us go in sad a house as we can stand out here on the south wall until the don comes if we'd like you cannot force us this best you telling us we got a curfew now their windows shattered dozens of businesses like this one in ferguson have been boarded up and shut down after the looting and vandalism that has been taking place electronic cords ripped out and security cameras broken some of the store vendors. board up and protect question. but i can understand a family praying that. my condolences go out to the family this gas station
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convenience store was pretty much completely burned down after on sunday hundreds of protesters took to the streets after a vigil held for michael brown the eighteen year old was just about to start call. it was just days away from going to school and this place and really this death has become a tragic symbol of the major disconnect that exists in this community between the police who are meant to serve and protect and the predominantly black community that lives here. ferguson story. while in sin louis county where ferguson is gun sales at one store on the rise it's owner explain how more locals ones are themselves for protection since teenager mike brown was shot dead by police. guns every day but the last two days people who have never really thought about sense of urgency to go out and buy firearms see the crime happening very close to their home so they are really intent about
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coming out and getting firearms to defend themselves. among the crowd an eighteen year old african-american was encounter carrying a weapon when he was killed by the police officer he believed to be a caucasian has fueled racial tension in ferguson well police things increased with supporting officers being brought in from other areas. in other news in the future any amount being arrested in possession of almost full kilos of the drug crystal meth in indonesia an airport his arrest is the country's biggest drug bust this year indonesia's narcotics knows are known to be strict in drug trafficking and see those convicted sentenced to death. on the bridge was made off with at least ten million u.s. dollars it's in chile the eight attackers targeted an armored truck that was taking the cash to an aircraft and mortars one of the country's biggest robberies they escaped in two vehicles heading in different directions weaving spikes in the road
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